Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead – Broken yellow lines Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead – Broken yellow lines

Proposal status: closed 31 January 2019

Reference number: BYL-369

We're proposing changes in your area

We are proposing to install broken yellow lines on both sides of the speed tables and speed cushions on Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead. This would re-emphasize the fact that vehicles should not be parking over speed calming treatments.

Download the proposal drawing for Mahara Avenue (PDF 352KB) 

Why the changes are needed

The proposal aims to improve visibility and accessibility for traffic traveling along Mahara Avenue, Birkenhead. We have received a number of complaints that cars are parking inappropriately over these speed calming treatments, which interferes with their functionality.

Proposal outcome

This project will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. A summary of this feedback and answers to community questions and concerns is below.

Feedback received

  • Concerns regarding road maintenance, particularly regarding potholes.
    We have discussed this issue with our Maintenance team who have informed us that the work is already completed.
  • Request for extra parking to mitigate additional loss of parking.
    Auckland Transport applies parking restrictions only where safety is a major concern. As verified, the intersection of Mahara Avenue with Highbury Bypass has a register of crashes at this intersection. Therefore, the removal of the existing broken yellow lines could increase the number of accidents at the described intersection. In addition, it is already illegal to park within six metres of an intersection as per road code.
  • Request for further parking enforcement on existing and proposed broken yellow lines. The road code states that is already illegal to park on broken yellow lines. If you witness vehicles parking illegally, please contact our Parking Enforcement team on 09 355 3553 to request enforcement action to be taken.

Next steps

This work will happen between June and July 2019, but we will let you know if there are further changes or delays. Our contractors will send notices to affected residents 48-hours prior to construction starting.